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I like to buy fresh foods mostly when I grocery shop but I always end up with more than I can eat. I bough 3 avocados (what was I thinking?) and 2 went bad before I got around to eating them. Same with cucumbers and zucchini. It’s such a mental thing I know. I’m still shopping like my stomach is pre-surgery size. I used to eat an entire zucchini in 1 meal - now it’s at least 3 meals.

I need to figure this out. I don’t want to have to go grocery store stopping all the time but I don’t want to waste money or food either.

Fun times!

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I love individually-wrapped frozen fish! Each 4 oz. fillet is 2-3 meals, with no waste.

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I’m still trying to cope with opening my fridge and saying “there’s nothing in here!” When really what is in there is enough for a week most of the time, but it looks so bare bones now post op 😟

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9 minutes ago, redhead_che said:

I’m still trying to cope with opening my fridge and saying “there’s nothing in here!” When really what is in there is enough for a week most of the time, but it looks so bare bones now post op 😟

Besides me, I've got a husband, 3 boys between 21 and 23 plus we feed one of their friends nearly every night, sometimes two. We have 2 refrigerators over-flowing! Mostly with food I can't eat!

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

I love individually-wrapped frozen fish! Each 4 oz. fillet is 2-3 meals, with no waste.

Are you eating other items with the fish? I am sure I could eat 4oz of fish as my whole meal. My nutritionist is telling me I should be eating about 3/4 cup of all food in one sitting. I seriously feel like I have never had the surgery. I can eat anything, all raw veggies, raw spinach, etc. and I measure, weigh my foods. I am frustrated because I am doing everything according to the rules. So I am eating 4-6oz at every meal.

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3 hours ago, charismatic said:

I like to buy fresh foods mostly when I grocery shop but I always end up with more than I can eat. I bough 3 avocados (what was I thinking?) and 2 went bad before I got around to eating them. Same with cucumbers and zucchini. It’s such a mental thing I know. I’m still shopping like my stomach is pre-surgery size. I used to eat an entire zucchini in 1 meal - now it’s at least 3 meals.

I need to figure this out. I don’t want to have to go grocery store stopping all the time but I don’t want to waste money or food either.

Fun times!

I used to grocery shop and get whatever I felt like buying that week. Since surgery on 3/16 I only shop with a list for the whole family. Using the list helps me know exactly how much I need and I am getting much better. It is a very different way of thinking for me.

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8 minutes ago, SleeveinIL said:

Are you eating other items with the fish? I am sure I could eat 4oz of fish as my whole meal. My nutritionist is telling me I should be eating about 3/4 cup of all food in one sitting. I seriously feel like I have never had the surgery. I can eat anything, all raw veggies, raw spinach, etc. and I measure, weigh my foods. I am frustrated because I am doing everything according to the rules. So I am eating 4-6oz at every meal.

Don't feel bad about the size - I'm sure it's much less that you were eating before. I'm apparently a slow healer, but my nutritionist is fine with the amounts I can eat. I had about 1-1.25 ounces of fish with 1 broccoli floret and I was done. I wish I could eat a bit more, it hardly seems worth dirtying the plate! I can't do any spice yet (and I LOVE spice) and am sure that raw veggies would make me miserable. I'm jealous!

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8 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Don't feel bad about the size - I'm sure it's much less that you were eating before. I'm apparently a slow healer, but my nutritionist is fine with the amounts I can eat. I had about 1-1.25 ounces of fish with 1 broccoli floret and I was done. I wish I could eat a bit more, it hardly seems worth dirtying the plate! I can't do any spice yet (and I LOVE spice) and am sure that raw veggies would make me miserable. I'm jealous!

I guess I have been a fast healer. I keep telling my husband I don't feel like I had the sleeve done. Makes me worry...

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3 hours ago, charismatic said:

I like to buy fresh foods mostly when I grocery shop but I always end up with more than I can eat. I bough 3 avocados (what was I thinking?) and 2 went bad before I got around to eating them. Same with cucumbers and zucchini. It’s such a mental thing I know. I’m still shopping like my stomach is pre-surgery size. I used to eat an entire zucchini in 1 meal - now it’s at least 3 meals.

I need to figure this out. I don’t want to have to go grocery store stopping all the time but I don’t want to waste money or food either.

Fun times!

I am struggling with this too. Some deli meat I had bought went bad.

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3 minutes ago, SleeveinIL said:

I guess I have been a fast healer. I keep telling my husband I don't feel like I had the sleeve done. Makes me worry...

With all the weight you've lost, I don't think that's a worry ;)On the upside, since you can get in a little more "real" food, maybe you'll be less likely to experience Hair loss? That would be nice!

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